Friday, 31 May 2013

968. Quick Quips (4)

My parents used to like telling this one, and just laughed when we asked them to explain...

Q:  Why did the cat the mouse?

A:  Because the higher the fewer.

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Thursday, 30 May 2013

967. Kulula Airlines (21)

Kulula Airlines is a low cost airline operating in South Africa on domestic flights.  Their novel approach is brightly coloured livery and to make everything humorous - either by the way they paint the outside of their planes or with their public address system.  The word Kulula itself means "it's easy" in the Zulu and Xhosa languages.

In-flight announcement:

"Welcome aboard Kulula 271 to Port Elizabeth.  To operate your seat belt, insert the metal tab into the buckle and pull tight.  It works just like every other seat belt; and if you don't know how to operate one, you probably shouldn't be out in public unsupervised."


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Sunday, 26 May 2013

966. Welsh Idiosyncrasies - Nickname Series (107)

My grandfather's cousin married a baker and the family became known as the Bara Heddi's ("bread today").  I have also heard about Wil-Slack-Wire, and Wil-Slurry who used to work on the roads in the Garw before tarmac was in use.

C T  Davies, ex Bridgend

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Saturday, 25 May 2013

Thursday, 23 May 2013

963. Guests' Complaints recorded by Thomas Cook Holidays (17)

"I compared the size of our one-bedroom apartment to our friends' three-bedroom apartment and ours was significantly smaller."

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013

962. What we mean is what we don't say... (97)

We say:   I'm not comfortable with this situation.

We mean:   I'm so embarrassed by it in fact, that I'm going to have to refer to it in euphemisms.

What it says about us: If you think I'm going to call a spade a bloody shovel, you've got another think coming.

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Tuesday, 21 May 2013

961. Celebrity Quotes (34)

A lie gets half way round the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.

- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

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Monday, 20 May 2013

960. Grumpy Old Quotes (21)

When gardening, I have one gift you won't find in any manuals.  I know it's strange, but I can change perennials to annuals.

Dick Emmons
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The series of Grumpy Old Quotes comes from "More Wrinklies' Wit & Wisdom", Compiled by Allison Vale and Alison Rattle, ISBN -13: 978-1-86200-331-6, published in 2006 by SevenOaks, which I thoroughly recommend.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

959. Answers to Hecklers (22)

Jo Brand:  "Where's your girlfriend?  Outside grazing, I presume."

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Saturday, 18 May 2013

958. Quick Quips (3)

Q:  Why do bagpipers walk when they play?

A:   They’re trying to get away from the noise.


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Friday, 17 May 2013

957. Kulula Airlines (20)

Kulula Airlines is a low cost airline operating in South Africa on domestic flights.  Their novel approach is brightly coloured livery and to make everything humorous - either by the way they paint the outside of their planes or with their public address system.  The word Kulula itself means "it's easy" in the Zulu and Xhosa languages.

In-flight announcement:

After a particularly rough landing during thunderstorms in the Karoo, a flight attendant on a flight announced, "Please take care when opening the overhead compartments because after landing like that, sure as hell everything has shifted."


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Thursday, 16 May 2013

956. Welsh Idiosyncrasies - Nickname Series (106)

When I was young we lived in a street that had two women called Shirley.  To distinguish which Shirley my mother was talking about, one was called Dirty Shirley and the other Clean Shirley.  We also nicknamed the local shopkeeper Skanky John because of the rip-off goods and out of date items he would try to sell us...  Fond memories...

Andrea, Newport

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Monday, 13 May 2013

953. Guests' Complaints recorded by Thomas Cook Holidays (16)

"It took us nine hours to fly home from Jamaica to England and it only took the Americans three hours to get home."

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Sunday, 12 May 2013

952. What we mean is what we don't say...(96)

We sayMy, you're looking well!

We mean:  Whoa!  You've put on weight!

What it says about us: I'm not being catty, I'm just reverting to a 'collective unconscious' legacy - in the middle ages it meant you were looking prosperous.  Really.

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Friday, 10 May 2013

951. Celebrity Quotes (33)

Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.

- Saint Augustine (354-430)

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Thursday, 9 May 2013

950. Grumpy Old Quotes (20)

With 60 staring me in the face, I have developed inflammation of the sentence structure and a definite hardening of the paragraphs.

James Thurber
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The series of Grumpy Old Quotes comes from "More Wrinklies' Wit & Wisdom", Compiled by Allison Vale and Alison Rattle, ISBN -13: 978-1-86200-331-6, published in 2006 by SevenOaks, which I thoroughly recommend.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

949. Answers to Hecklers (21)

Jack Dee:  "Well, it's a night out for him... and a night off for his family."

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Sunday, 5 May 2013

948. Comebacks (15)

Man:  So, what do you do for a living?

Woman:  I'm a Female Impersonator.

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Friday, 3 May 2013

947. Kulula Airlines (19)


Kulula Airlines is a low cost airline operating in South Africa on domestic flights.  Their novel approach is brightly coloured livery and to make everything humorous - either by the way they paint the outside of their planes or with their public address system.  The word Kulula itself means "it's easy" in the Zulu and Xhosa languages.


In-flight announcement:

As the plane landed and was coming to a stop at Durban Airport, a lone voice came over the loudspeaker:  "Whoa, big fella.  WHOA!"


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946. Welsh Idiosyncrasies - Nickname Series (105)

We were called Jones-Lampost because of other Joneses in the street - we were by the lampost.  In out village we had a Mrs-Knocker-Back-and-Front - I wonder why?  Across the valley there was another Jones called Jones-Bread-and-Butter - guess why?

J.R. New Tredegar

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